National Psychedelics Advocacy Group Takes Next Step In Movement

National Psychedelics Advocacy Group Takes Next Step In Movement

A Denver-based psychedelics advocacy group announced last week that it has secured a nonprofit status that will enable it to better empower activists, educate the public and pave a path so that people ultimately have equitable access to entheogenic substances such as psilocybin mushrooms. The Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform and Education, or SPORE, is a national organization that first came online last year. Its launch followed the nation’s first successful effort to decriminalize psilocybin in Denver—a breakthrough that has inspired a slew of local and state campaigns to change psychedelics policies. In a press release, SPORE Executive Director Kevin Matthews, who led the Denver campaign, said the group “will help organize the psychedelic constituency into a unified community to create the foundation for equitable psychedelic reform in the United States and globally, starting right here in Colorado.” It’s no light task. And to that end, SPORE also announced that it is being fiscally sponsored by the New York-based nonprofit Reconsider, which will allow it to accept tax-deductible contributions. The wellness company Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps also recently donated $50,000 to the group. Marijuana Moment caught up with Matthews and asked about his vision for SPORE, its plans when it comes to advancing psychedelics reform and what “equitable psychedelic reform” really means. This interview has been lightly edited. Marijuana Moment: SPORE has high aspirations, but you’ve emphasized that the mission starts in Colorado. Can you tell me more about that? Kevin Matthews: We call it Mycelial Organizing, our M.O. The…

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